Mary Welteroth Gramling was born on Jan. 25, 1916, in Buffalo, N.Y. Her parents were John and Emma Schmid Welteroth.
She was married for 29 years to her late husband Karl.
Mary is survived by her brother, Richard Welteroth of Williamsport, Pa., and was predeceased by her brother, Carl Welteroth.
Mary is survived by her two sons, David and daughter-in-law Jean, and Lawrence and daughter-in-law Cathy; she was predeceased by her daughter, Kathleen Mary Gramling. Mary is also survived by her four grandsons, Scott and his wife Lisa, Brian and his wife Anna, Gary and his wife Elizabeth and Timothy and his wife Sara; and her granddaughter Amy. She has been blessed to see her five great- grandchildren, Madelaine, Devin, Max, Jake and Caitlin. Mary adored her grandchildren and spent happy times playing card games and board games with them.
Mary spent most of her life in Williamsport. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1934 and attended Williamsport Commercial College where she acquired secretarial and bookkeeping skills. She was employed by the Lycoming Hotel, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Attorney William Askey, Esq. and the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce. Upon retirement, Mary spent many tireless hours volunteering at Divine Providence Hospital. Mary's sense of humor, intelligence and precise attention to details were inherited from her parents and instilled in her children. Mary was also an avid reader with countless books throughout her home.
Mary spent her last ten years near her family in Connecticut as a resident of the Woodlake at Tolland nursing home; Mary brightened everyone's day with a constant smile and her silly sense of humor. Her family's heartfelt thanks go to the wonderful staff at Woodlake for all their love and care for Mary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd. in Williamsport on Monday morning, Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call at the church at 8:30 a.m. prior to the Mass. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Montoursville, Pa., immediately following the Mass. Crouse Funeral Home, 133 E. Third St., Williamsport, will be handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Woodlake at Tolland, 29 Shenipsit Lake Road, Tolland, CT 06084, or St. Boniface Church, 326 Washington Blvd. Williamsport, PA 17701.